Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cranberry Oat Bars

Hello December...except it's almost over. I'm finally sharing these cranberry oat bars, which I made several weeks ago. Buttery and with tart cranberries, they're pretty holiday-appropriate.  I returned from NYC mid-week battling a rather nasty cold, so this will be short.

 I'm looking forward to some down time over the next week. Hopefully, I can muster up the energy to make something new. Now it's off to bed before an early tumor board tomorrow...

Warm wishes, and I hope you are enjoying the holidays!

Cranberry Oat Bars
Recipe adapted from here



1 cup all purpose flour

4 tbsp salted butter, melted

1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup brown sugar

3 tbsp orange juice (or apple cider)


1 cup dried cranberries

3/4 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp all purpose flour

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg white, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 325F

2. Combine crust ingredients and mix well; mixture will be crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture in a small bowl

3. Lightly oil a 11x7 inch pan. Press oat mixture firmly into pan.

4. Combine filling ingredients. Spread evenly over crust

5. Top with reserved 1/2 cup of the oat mixture

6. Bake for 40 minutes until edges are golden

7. Cool, cut into squares, and enjoy

These will keep well in the fridge for a week or so. 

Stay warm, and wash your hands.